Tropical Storm “Nesat” formed just east of the Philippines on July 26, 2017, as the fifth cyclone to develop in the Northwest Pacific in less than 7 days. Known as Gorio in the Philippines, this storm is currently heading toward Taiwan where it could unleash flooding rainfall and strong winds by the end of the week. The system is already affecting the Philippines and will continue to do so, dropping heavy rainfall through the end of the week. At 15:00 UTC on July 26, the

center of Tropical Storm “Nesat” was located approximately 802 km (498 miles) NE of Manila, Philippines. The system is tracking NNW at about 14.8 km/h (9.20 mph) with maximum sustained winds of 83.3 km/h (51.7 mph) and gusts to 101.8 km/h (63 mph). The animated enhanced infrared satellite imagery depicts pulsating central convection with fragmented banding. Environmental conditions are currently improving as vertical wind shear is subsiding with robust equatorward outflow under very warm (31 °C / 87.8 °F) sea surface temperatures.  READ MORE